Why are America’s Top Generals Being Fired?

by | Nov 8, 2013 | Military

The nation’s top military generals are being fired by the Obama administration one by one, according to a recent Reuters report. It’s a disturbing trend for several reasons. The government says that each firing does not indicate any type of breach of U.S. military security or preparedness. But this makes one wonder why the generals […]

The nation’s top military generals are being fired by the Obama administration one by one, according to a recent Reuters report. It’s a disturbing trend for several reasons. The government says that each firing does not indicate any type of breach of U.S. military security or preparedness.

But this makes one wonder why the generals are being fired. If the purported offenses are so puny – a commander at the crucial U.S. Strategic Air Command was reportedly fired for gambling – as to pose no threat to national security, why are generals being fired?

Two days after the deputy commander of America’s nuclear and space weapons was fired during the gambling investigation, the Air Force general in charge of intercontinental missiles was fired for personal “misbehavior.” A week prior to that, two top generals with the U.S. Marine Corps were fired by the Obama administration for supposedly failing to defend a base in Afghanistan.

Contrast this with the administration’s treatment of those who commit repeated offenses, infractions and violations of law in countless government incompetence and corruption scandals from Benghazi, Fort Hood and Boston to the IRS, TSA and ObamaCare and it becomes clear that the firing of America’s military generals is cause for grave concern.

The government’s secrecy in these supposed wrongdoings by the generals is also suspicious. For example, the latest general to be fired was in charge of America’s nuclear missiles and, while the Obama administration insists that his alleged infractions, which the government refuses to identify, address and explain, pose no threat to our missile defense and capability, they’ve declined to permit the accusation to be made public.

We already know that Obama seeks to fundamentally transform—which in Obama’s context arguably means to destroy—the basic principles of the nation’s republic. But we urgently need to know why generals are being fired at the highest levels of military defense.

For instance, we must know if the NSA is systematically spying on our generals to gather incriminating information, intimidate and force them into some sort of submission.

America’s immediate future is at stake. Obama is dictating everything from health insurance to war memorial visits as he negotiates over nuclear Islamic jihad. It’s bad enough that he’s mandating a new health care system that people are unable to use. It’s downright alarming that he’s removing top military generals without checks and balances.

Americans should stand united and demand to know why.

Scott Holleran's writing has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Classic Chicago, and The Advocate. The cultural fellow with Arts for LA interviewed the man who saved Salman Rushdie about his act of heroism and wrote the award-winning “Roberto Clemente in Retrospect” for Pittsburgh Quarterly. Scott Holleran lives in Southern California. Read his fiction at ShortStoriesByScottHolleran.substack.com and read his non-fiction at ScottHolleran.substack.com.

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